Video updates

Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economics Video Update

15 June:

The housing market is slowing, and consumer spending is cooling with it. But we need to avoid getting caught in a vortex of negativity and retain perspective. The export sector is doing particularly well, and that is creating a good base of income to counter the consumer spending slowdown. 

8 June:

Two years ago New Zealand was the toast of the international economy, but we are now starting to lag behind the likes of Australia in growth. We discuss the implications for net migration and the exchange rate.

Monthly Agri Economic Insights

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

8 June:

This month’s agri update covers Fonterra’s bullish forecasts for milk prices, Mycoplasma bovis, and the fortunes of the forestry and wood processing sectors.

4 May:

New Zealand farmers are in a reasonably sweet spot, at least from a revenue perspective. The long-awaited slowdown in China has, so far, not impacted New Zealand agricultural export prices. However the exchange rate has dropped and land prices are losing altitude, as anticipated.